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Each week we will provide trends for the upcoming top ten college football games. Some trends will be team specific and others situational. Our database goes back to 2005, the trends include all games in that time frame unless otherwise mentioned.
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 20 USC
The Crimson Tide are -10.5 point favorites over the Trojans.
No. 2 Clemson at Auburn
After runner-up season, Clemson begins the year with a tough road test (-7 at Auburn).
No. 3 Oklahoma at No. 15 Houston
Sooners -10 point favorites in neutral site game vs. top 15 opponent.
No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 11 Ole Miss
Noles favored by 4 points vs. Mississippi, one of four contests between top 25 teams in Week 1.
No. 5 LSU vs. Wisconsin
Tigers -10 vs. Badgers in Lambeau. LSU beat Wisconsin 28-24 in season opener two years ago.
No. 6 Ohio State vs. Bowling Green
Buckeyes -28 point favorites in home opener.
No. 7 Michigan vs. Hawaii
The Wolverines are the biggest top ten favorite this week (-41 points).
No. 8 Stanford vs. Kansas State
Stanford is favored by 16 points over Kansas State at home Friday night.
No. 9 Tennessee vs. Appalachian State
Vols are looking to start the season off with a easy win. Tennessee -20.5 vs. the Mountaineers Thursday night.
No. 10 Notre Dame at Texas
Notre Dame begins the 2016 campaign on the road as 3 point favorites in Austin.